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What did you do to your Non-Kombi VW or other car today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by melissa, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Took the GTI 40 out and brought up on the infotainment the Performance Monitor just to see what kw he'd punch out on a rolling start up to 80kph - 164kw in 2nd :D with plenty still left ..... just wanted to stick to the speed limit ;)
     
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  2. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Really .....?why.
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Because the coppers are really bored at Mo and desperate to hand out tickets. ;)
     
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  4. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Any excuse u reckon Col.!!!!
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Always.
    With or without just cause.
    Gotta serve the master's and it ain't us.
    ;)
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wife was in the passenger seat ..... I was explaining things to her :eek:
     
  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Oh so right.
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Seeing it was 7 weeks ago the Honda CR-V was sold :) thought it time to (1st chance) to go to DoT and submit Application for Concessional Registration on the GTI40 ..... so a 5klm cruise in him over to get it sorted ;) ..... walked out with a $134.15 refund - they backdated it to date of disposal :D
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Bonus.
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah Chris, I thought from date of new application was acceptable as I was slack in sorting it out and just admitted it so to get the extra back made it even more worthwhile :p.

    Today is a trip to the pool shop to get the pool water tested ..... you never know what the results will be :rolleyes: or what the bill is going to be either:eek:.
     
  11. ttmck

    ttmck Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bert pool shops dont get me started on them i took a sample to a shop told me to dump the lot start again wanted me to buy a whole new system costing thousands walked out went to another shop with the same water good news 4 bags of salt 1 litre of acid you know what shop i ended up going to once a year
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah Tom, pool shops :confused: ..... I know the brothers that run this one as dealt with them when their parents (Scottish) owned one under a different name ..... they know to tell me the facts and even though I loath pools can generally tell what it needs - this visit 2 months after the last needed 3 bags of salt, 4kg Calcium Hardness, 1 kg UV Blockout $90.00 + the Starver, Acid and Chlorine which I had @ home. Not surprising seeing we had a heap of rain in February and dumped a lot of water so by by chemicals. Then I trimmed a hedge that drops leaf litter (for a wash) and fills a large council bin - plus another bin full that doesn't fall into the pool :eek:
     
  13. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    My Beetle got its first tow since I have owned her - she has cut out on me a couple of times while driving so I had the fuel pump replaced - then it cut out again on me so my mechanic replaced the fuel pump relay - worked for another couple of weeks then cut out again after a couple of surges and has struggled to start and then wouldn't kick over again for the last couple of days so I pushed her out onto the street and called the NRMA. They came out - took the fuel hose off in the engine - poured some fuel down it and it tried to kick over so its a fuel issue - got the tow truck and have dropped her at the mechanics so he can sort out if its the wiring to the fuel pump or if I got a dodgy pump (anything is possible).
    It has made me scared to drive her for fear of cutting out in traffic - its very scary when you lose power steering, brakes and its an auto so you can't just drop the clutch.
    I did warn the mechanic the other day to expect her - and then after this visit, the Mk3 Golf will be getting a new clutch.

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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ignominious departure Melissa:(. Let the team down:p!
    Cheers
     
  15. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    The more cars you have, the more issues you can expect I suppose. Just getting value from my multiple NRMA memberships ;)
     
  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    That NRMA membership definitely gets a workout with everyone that owns VWs of any age....

    Shame to hear its kind of a repeat issue - that is very frustrating.
     
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  17. David H

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    Used once for my fault 'out of fuel'. Otherwise never used NRMA.
    Old boy just reliable:).
    Cheers
     
  18. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    That's Ok - I have used your share.
     
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  19. Ninga

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    Hope the issue gets sorted Melissa. Must be frustrating and scary... no brakes and an auto...?!:eek: Such a cute little car too. ;)
     
  20. melissa

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    Very scary - it's because as soon as the car cuts off the power to everything just goes so there goes the steering and the brakes - I have grabbed the handbrake. Yes, lucky she is cute ;)
     
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